In recognition of the recent International Day of the Older Person, Age Concern volunteers and supporters took to the streets to raise more than $10,000 to help with the organization’s work with Bermuda’s seniors.
In preparation for the major fundraising drive, a spokesperson said: “Age Concern volunteers worked many tireless hours to organize and initiate over 125 volunteers, most of whom are seniors themselves, to raise awareness for the day and to assist in raising money for the work of the organization.
“The effort resulted in just over $10,000 being raised.”
Development Officer for Age Concern, Deborah Outerbridge explained: “We are taking this opportunity to thank our volunteers, the merchants that allowed us to tag in front of their stores and; equally important, members of the public, who gave so generously in support of Age Concern.”
She also acknowledged the charity’s supporting merchant partners. “We want to reaffirm to the public and our supporters that we will continue to work unremittingly with all segments of the community until age is no longer a concern for Bermudians,” said Ms Outerbridge.
The local charity now serves more than 5,800 seniors in various capacities ranging from health and wellness, education, advocacy, legal matters, financial hardship support and discounts at various locations across the island.
Established in 1978, Age Concern has been spreading the word on the value of older citizens in Bermuda. The official day of recognition of our elders was held last month on September 29th.
- For more information on Age Concern email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ageconcern.bm
- Age Concern is a Bermuda-registered charity (#137) that exists to promote the rights and responsibilities and enhance the quality of life of older adults in Bermuda
- Bermuda Real File Photo from Age Concern’s 2017 AGM